Sunday, December 21, 2014

KISS Guild Winter Wonderland Quilt Show

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This past Tuesday, my KISS quilt guild held their Christmas Holiday party & combined it with a Winter Wonderland Quilt Show.  It was not open to the public & was just a gathering of the member's Christmas/Winter quilted items. 
We meet monthly, in the basement of a local church & received permission from them to use pews upstairs as our quilt "racks". 

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A big "Thank You!" goes out to Norma H. & her team of elves, who set up the quilts, both the day before as well as on the actual day of the party.  Lots of work but it was SEW worth it to get to see all these wonderful quilted treasures.

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My friend, Robin & I were in charge of the party downstairs, where we had tables set up for 100 people,
with cute Mason jar centerpieces holding Fat Quarters Flowers of pretty red & green fabric.


Each jar, filled with peppermints, had a festive holiday lid attached to the side as well as a darling cork snowman, fastened with raffia.  Thank you, Robin, for all your help with this party!

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The decorated jars were all different & were awarded as door prizes at the end of the meal.

Since we meet at 10 am, members brought breakfast casseroles, fresh fruit salads along with muffins & quick breads to share. 

We used the Perfect Potluck site to coordinate the food contributions, which were abundant & DELICIOUS, too!

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Each place setting had a sugar cookie in the center, as a favor. 

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We tucked them into CD sleeves with clear cellophane windows & then sealed them with a winter snowflake sticker.

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Not my usual elaborate placesetting type of tablescape but festive no less!

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Let's go back upstairs to enjoy more photos of the quilt show!!

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They were displayed all over the church...some on pews, some on the organ seat...
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some on the steps.

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Some even up in the sanctuary!
I think they were running out of room!
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Did you recognize any of mine??

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I see a little elf, working in the back doorway...
Hi Cathy P.!! 
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I hope you enjoyed the show.  Thanks for stopping by The Gazebo House today.
I'll be in the kitchen, still baking up a storm,

spritz collage

as there are only 4 more days till Christmas!  If you're in the neighborhood, stop by for some cookies & a cuppa tea.

Merry~Merry Everyone!!


  1. Amazing works of art and lots of patience! Merry Christmas Rett, have fun with the kids:@)

  2. Wow Rett, what lovely quilted works of love and labor you've shared with us. The church pews made wonderful display pieces for the quilts! I loved the darling cork snowman embellishment to the jar and also the sugar cookie in the CD case. What a fun day for all of you to share your passion for sewing and quilting.

  3. Oh, how I wish I could stop by for a cookie and cuppa of tea. It would be such a treat to visit with you, Rett.
    The quilt display is amazing. What a fun event for your group of quilters. I can just imagine how much fun was had as you shared projects and conversation.
    Merry Christmas!

  4. Oh My, what beautiful quilts!! The tables looked great, Rett. Wonderful job!!

  5. Oh what a fantastic winter wonderland of quilts Rett! The church pews were a perfect spot to display all those works of art! I'd be hard pressed to choose a favorite but love the log cabin wreath and the snowman with his mittens, boots and carrot :) The jars make such cute centerpieces with the decorative lids and fun corks! SEW clever to display those cookies in the CD sleeves too! Wishing you Happy Baking, Sewing and a Merry Christmas Week ♥

  6. What an impressive display and photos, Rett. A few observations: You belong to a guild of very gifted women. Lovely lovely work. Your display method on the pews rocks and couldn't be lovelier. I love the idea of just privately sharing your work with others who so appreciate it. Your gifts a tablescaping really show as you take a challenge to keep it simple but still festive and themed. Wonderful, wonderful post and I thoroughly enjoyed my visit.

  7. What fabulous eye candy, Rett! Those quilts are amazing. It'd be impossible to choose a favorite. It looks nice downstairs too. The doilies are quite pretty. Your spritz look great, Rett. Enjoy time with your family as you celebrate Jesus' birth. Hugs, Beth

  8. Wow, what an array of beautiful pieces of art. How proud you all must be!! Sounds like the party was fun too! Bet you got some new recipes, didn't you??

  9. That's a wonderful congregation of quilts! Loved seeing them all displayed like that.
    Your table decor is very clever - especially the cookies in the CD sleeves.
    Have a wonderful Christmas, Rett, and a very Happy New Year.

  10. That can't be a Catholic Church, we neverbget cushions! :). It all looks great. The quilts are amazing and you did a good job with the lunch. Bet everyone enjoyed it!
    Have a blessed Cmas, good health in the new year!


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